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Bristol native Charlie Enright is notching yet another transatlantic race with his 11th Hour Racing team, skippering in the 2021 Transat Jacques Vabre, a double-handed crossing which started from Le … more
We’ve all done it: walked out the door without locking up. It happened to Bradford Street boutique BABS + Tish a couple of weeks ago, after closing up shop at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24. It … more
A large contingent of students and teachers, wearing red in solidarity, showed up en masse to the Monday evening meeting of the Bristol Warren School Committee meeting at Mt. Hope High … more
The signs are everywhere. Literally, the signs are everywhere. “Help Wanted.” “Now hiring.” “Seeking: Line Cooks, Bartenders, Dishwashers.” Almost … more
Mt. Hope soccer team’s pressure offense and stout defense dominated Cranston West, 3-0, in the division two quarterfinals in front of a ruckus crowd at Roger Dietz Field on Friday night. Center … more
Bristol police officers made one arrest for DUI and responded to the typical array of calls about neighbors, nature and suspicious characters. Incidents below were drawn from the Bristol Police log … more
After only a year on the job, Ryan Brennan, director of the Rogers Free Library, has been hired to take on the same post in North Kingstown. It’s not a job that normally sees a lot of … more
Is a new BWRSD procedure of approving grant funding and expenditures good financial practice, needless meddling, or somewhere in between? more The weather last Saturday morning was foul in Bristol. The rain alternated between a light drizzle and just shy of a downpour, making … more
The second annual Bristol Police Dept. “Trunk or Treat” Halloween event, in partnership with the Bristol Prevention Coalition, was another great success, as scores of children, … more
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.